© GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS:  LIVERY - CRESTS

 

The selling list shows buttons identified as belonging to particular families, but it is not practical to include all families using that design.  

 

References are made to “Fairbairn’s Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland” (FB), Gwen

Squires  “Livery Buttons” (GS), Fox-Davies [1929] (F-D) and “Debrett’s Peerage” (1881 edition) and others. 

 

© GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS:  LIVERY - CRESTS & SHIELDS

 

The selling list below shows buttons identified as belonging to a specific family. Scans are available where listed.  

 

References are made to “Fairbairn’s Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland” (FB), Gwen

Squires  “Livery Buttons” (GS), Fox-Davies [1929] (F-D) and “Debrett’s Peerage” (1881 edition) and others. 

 

CRESTS & SHIELDS 

 

Alexander [Earl of Caledon]. Arm holding sword, above shield and “Per Mare Per Terras” in ribbon 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld., Warwick St. & Regent St.”

Brass, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Brass, one-piece low convex, 15 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.9 & F-D p.21 [1929] [scan]

 

Alexander [Earl of Caledon]. “Per Mare Per Terras”, arm with sword & shield with chevron, harp and triskelion

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. Warwick St. Regent St.”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £15.00 

[Sources: FB p.9 & F-D p.21 [1929] [scan]

 

Corse-Brissac [France]. Crest with eagle supporters and two coronets, above “Virtute et Tempore” 
Backmarks: “Agry, 14 Rue.Castiglione, Mon Bouvet, J-BM”

Brass, two-piece flat, 30 mm. £12.50 [coachman’s button] 

 

Dickson. Arm holding sword, above shield with three mullets, above “Fortes Fortuna Juvat” 

Backmarks: “Superieur Franco” and “28 MM”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 28 mm. £12.50 [coachman’s button] 

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50 

[Sources: F-D [1905] p.387] [scan]


Keith-Falconer
 [Earl of Kintore]. Earl’s coronet above shield, knight supporters & “Quś Amissa Salva”

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London” with plumes trademark

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25mm. £12.50  

[Sources: Debrett [1881] p.371 & GS 94-22] [scan]

 

Lake [Viscount Lake]. Horse’s head & cockerel above knight’s helm, shield & “Un Dieu Un Roy"

Backmarks: “J.W.Reynolds & Co, 50 St.Martins Lane, London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 28 mm. £15.00 [coachman’s button]

[Sources: FB p.277 & cf.pl.81-6] [scan]

 

Lane. Knight’s crest and shield, and demi-horse with crown and winged coronet, above “Garde Le Roy” 

Backmarks: Queen Victoria Crown wreathed

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 17 mm. £6.00 

[Sources: F-D [1905] p.798] [scan]

 

Muir [Scotland]. “Duris Non Frangor” above moor’s head and shield with three mullets 

Backmarks: “G. & H. Bullivant, Birmingham”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: cf. Debrett’s [1909] Pt. 2 p.492] [scan]